Mon-Sat, 7am-10:30am, noon-2:30pm and 6pm-10pm; Sun, 8am-10:30am, noon-2pm and 6pm-10pm
6 at 77th St.
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The Carlyle, in the elegant and posh Carlyle Hotel, is a beautiful space worthy of refined food for the Hermes set. Unfortunately, the cuisine doesn’t hit the couture mark. Over-sauced lobster thermidor may be a treat, but maybe only for the first five bites. Boring wedding-style fare like beef tenderloin is served with vegetables that may have cost $3.80 in the supermarket freezer aisle and shouldn’t be paired with your $49 meat. Desserts include soufflés (Grand Marnier, dark chocolate, or raspberry), lemon tart, and flourless chocolate cake, if you wish to spend a little more time amongst the gray haired patrons and penguin-suit clad waiters.Recommended Dishes
Torchon of Hudson Valley foie gras, $26; lobster thermidor, $55